New 'Iron Man 3' Movie Poster Featuring The Mandarin Revealed

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Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

May third is just around the corner which means the closer we get to the release of the upcoming Iron Man 3 movie, the more footage, teasers and posters of actors we will get to see as well. Earlier today the latest Iron Man 3 movie poster was unveiled, giving us an even closer look at actor Ben Kinsley as the Mandarin. The image showcases his costume which appears to be a cross between something Fidel Castro (those sunglasses and army fatigues are pretty rad) and someone out of Imperial China would wear. There are a few details in the image that are worth noting.

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First, it seems Mandarin has a thing for collecting military dog tags, hence the collection of tags casually draped on his right side. What could that possibly mean? The character is also sporting a ring on each of his fingers which will likely be critical to the role of the character in the movie in general. What do you think, though? Do you like the Mandarin's look? Does he look menacing enough to break Tony Stark? Has Iron Man finally met his match? We will have to wait and see.

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#1 Posted by TommytheHitman (5553 posts) - - Show Bio

This

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#2 Edited by Onemoreposter (4361 posts) - - Show Bio

Idk, his costume almost looks too.....hip? Also, am I the only one who'd rather the "MANDARIN" be Chinese? Don't get me wrong, I like Kinsley and I'm sure he'll be terrific. However, I can't help but feel Kinsley landed this role through some sort of weird pseudo-reverse racism.

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#3 Posted by Phaedrusgr (1715 posts) - - Show Bio

HE DA MAN...

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#4 Posted by ccraft (12272 posts) - - Show Bio

@TommytheHitman: My exact thought!

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#5 Posted by impossibilly (929 posts) - - Show Bio

This Mandarin kind of looks like the homeless guy that sleeps in the park in my neighborhood. Where's his shopping cart?

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#6 Posted by StrangeMan (418 posts) - - Show Bio

Dem glasses

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#7 Posted by The Average Bear (2259 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks like he's saying, 'Way too hungover for this crap right now"

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#8 Posted by daltonmunnal (181 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter said:

Idk, his costume almost looks too.....hip? Also, am I the only one who'd rather the "MANDARIN" be Chinese? Don't get me wrong, I like Kinsley and I'm sure he'll be terrific. However, I can't help but feel Kinsley landed this role through some sort of weird pseudo-reverse racism.

Ben Kingsley is a pretty big melting pot of foreign races (his birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji), but I do get the impression that they were afraid to cast somebody noticeably foreign as a terrorist. Kingsley is great, but I am indeed annoyed by it. I don't always care when a character isn't cast properly for their race, but he's called the freakin' Mandarin.

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#9 Posted by nappystr8 (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

Ben Kingsley is a boss.

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#10 Posted by kennybaese (1241 posts) - - Show Bio

@DaltonMunnal said:

@Onemoreposter said:

Idk, his costume almost looks too.....hip? Also, am I the only one who'd rather the "MANDARIN" be Chinese? Don't get me wrong, I like Kinsley and I'm sure he'll be terrific. However, I can't help but feel Kinsley landed this role through some sort of weird pseudo-reverse racism.

Ben Kingsley is a pretty big melting pot of foreign races (his birth name is Krishna Pandit Bhanji), but I do get the impression that they were afraid to cast somebody noticeably foreign as a terrorist. Kingsley is great, but I am indeed annoyed by it. I don't always care when a character isn't cast properly for their race, but he's called the freakin' Mandarin.

I seriously doubt that they will ever refer to his character as "The Mandarin" in the movie, so I'm kind of okay with it.

I really can't make up my mind on this costume though. I think it kind of looks super goofy.

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#11 Posted by Kairan1979 (22072 posts) - - Show Bio
@impossibilly: I agree. Mandarin should look more regal.
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#12 Posted by Teerack (10689 posts) - - Show Bio

eh.

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#13 Posted by impossibilly (929 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Average Bear said:

He looks like he's saying, 'Way too hungover for this crap right now"

All that incense can't be helping his headache, but something has to cover up the smell of last night's party.

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#14 Posted by Gonzo33 (124 posts) - - Show Bio
In this photo you can see a Cap style helmet and Iron man's helmet under Mandarin's boot.
In this photo you can see a Cap style helmet and Iron man's helmet under Mandarin's boot.
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#15 Posted by Oscars94 (3146 posts) - - Show Bio

Need to see him in action before I can decide. Also wasn't the terrorist organisation called The Ten Rings? Was this a teaser for Mandarin?

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#16 Posted by MrMazz (2002 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok that looks kinda boss

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#17 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (8418 posts) - - Show Bio

I like it, very terroristy

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#18 Posted by StMichalofWilson (5554 posts) - - Show Bio

@TommytheHitman said:

This

BOSS!!!

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#19 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (11504 posts) - - Show Bio

That is pretty cool

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#20 Edited by Casval (28 posts) - - Show Bio
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#21 Posted by judasnixon (12256 posts) - - Show Bio

I want that outfit so bad! I would wear it all the time.....

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#22 Edited by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7475 posts) - - Show Bio

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

EDIT: When I mean Asian, I mean an Asian who fits the role of the MANDARIN. So please to all you people out there shouting Ben Kingsley is Asian. Think to yourself does he fit the role of the MANDARIN? You might as well say the Last Airbender was racially okay because they had Indian people in it. So please people, think before you respond to me. Because I clearly don't like dealing with stupid people, and if you're not the type to like being called stupid. Don't respond to this post, unless it's meaningful.

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#23 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

SWAG

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#24 Posted by Lykida (190 posts) - - Show Bio

It's really not so easy to say. I like his coat, hate the glasses and don't really get the camouflage look. And when it comes to the race, I think they might provide a good reason why he's called the Mandarin though he doesn't look so asian after all.

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#25 Posted by EndlessKnight (433 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

I'm not asian, but I wholeheartedly agree. I like Ben Kingsly and all, but he does not look the part at all. Why does Hollywood insist on changing the appearance of characters for the worst?

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#26 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7475 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xenozoic Shaman: Hollywood thinks it too risky to hire people outside the norm. So instead of taking the risk they just butcher movies because they know they will make money irregardless T.T

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#27 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (4628 posts) - - Show Bio

I kinda like this look

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#28 Posted by ma_rc_01 (14 posts) - - Show Bio

@Xenozoic Shaman said:

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

I'm not asian, but I wholeheartedly agree. I like Ben Kingsly and all, but he does not look the part at all. Why does Hollywood insist on changing the appearance of characters for the worst?

I'm sorry but Ben Kingsley looks like every race ever. Did you see Prince of Persia the movie?

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#29 Posted by dreamfall31 (611 posts) - - Show Bio
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#30 Posted by CTG (244 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gonzo33: That's clearly Iron Man's helmet under his boot. Thanks for the heads up though!

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#31 Posted by Decept-O (8098 posts) - - Show Bio

Not too keen on Mandarin as a choice of villain but Kingsley looks imposing here.

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#32 Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope (2501 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter:

Isn't Kingsley half-Asian though? He isn't full Caucasian, so I'm not sure the reverse-racism would apply in this case.

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#33 Posted by krilling (2497 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like s#!t.

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#34 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1763 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, Ben Kingsly hasn't failed me yet. Here's keeping my fingers crossed that this will work.

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#35 Posted by mattwing87 (441 posts) - - Show Bio

He looks bad ass even though he's not Chinese! He doesn't look like someone who would wield magic though.

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#36 Posted by sora_thekey (8812 posts) - - Show Bio

@Oscars94 said:

Need to see him in action before I can decide. Also wasn't the terrorist organisation called The Ten Rings? Was this a teaser for Mandarin?

Yes.

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#37 Posted by TDK_1997 (17699 posts) - - Show Bio

He doesn't give a f@#k!

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#38 Edited by friendlyNeighborhoodSpidey (32 posts) - - Show Bio

The more I look at it, the better it looks. I want that coat :) I can see this becoming his look in the comics (if it hasn't already). And I'm totally fine with Ben Kingsley. According to Mandarin's origin:

"His father was a direct descendant of Genghis Khan, and his mother was a British aristocrat."

EDIT: Just realized he's got a little Alan Moore going on.

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#39 Posted by GothamRed (2618 posts) - - Show Bio

Mandarin will be straight up pimpin' in Iron Man 3

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#40 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

@Onemoreposter: its not reverse racism its just racism. its as bad as Premium Rush which has a chinese cast that plays a huge role in the plot of the movie, but are they in the trailer? nope

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#41 Posted by Perfect 10 (1655 posts) - - Show Bio

further proof this is going to be a train wreck. will wait for dvd and just laugh and shake my head at the ridiculousness. shades on the mandarin? really??! he looks like an eccentric drug dealer

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#42 Posted by GR2Blackout (2931 posts) - - Show Bio

THE MANDARIN RAP

Lookin' like a true terrorist in my throne, get ready Iron Man, I hereby say you'll be owned!

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#43 Posted by Crackdown (633 posts) - - Show Bio

See to me, it looks like he's wearing Tony's glasses, like he is mocking Iron Man.

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#44 Posted by Crackdown (633 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

Last I checked, India was in Asia, making up a large part of it

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#45 Posted by joshmightbe (27519 posts) - - Show Bio

Needs to lose the shades but other than that pretty good

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#46 Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf (7475 posts) - - Show Bio

@Crackdown: last time i checked Mandarin wasn't Indian. So my point still stands.

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#47 Posted by ragdollpurps (16890 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking pretty swanky, I dig it.

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#48 Posted by impossibilly (929 posts) - - Show Bio

After seeing this poster, I wonder if the Mandarin will still be an Asian character in the movie, or instead be an American or English ex-pat who has relocated to China.

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#49 Posted by JamDamage (1195 posts) - - Show Bio

Normally I'd say they should have gone with the national decent of the character but it's Ben F*&KING KIngsley. Sir Ben. He's looks awsome. I just wonder how they're going to apply the rings, and will we get to see all the 10 of them in action. I have hopes for this movie.

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#50 Posted by lostlantern13 (1033 posts) - - Show Bio

@OmgOmgWtfWtf said:

*sigh* I really wished Hollywood would actually hire an ASIAN person to play an ASIAN role. Would it be that difficult for you Hollywood to not race bend shit once in a while? Thank you. Sincerely, an Asian person.

EDIT: When I mean Asian, I mean an Asian who fits the role of the MANDARIN. So please to all you people out there shouting Ben Kingsley is Asian. Think to yourself does he fit the role of the MANDARIN? You might as well say the Last Airbender was racially okay because they had Indian people in it. So please people, think before you respond to me. Because I clearly don't like dealing with stupid people, and if you're not the type to like being called stupid. Don't respond to this post, unless it's meaningful.

The loophole for Marvel would be...this is influenced by the Ultimate Universe, so what's Ultimate Mandarin look like (I've never seen Ultimate Mandarin, so I can't speak to that).

On the movie side of things, Ben Kingsley's a great actor and I trust Marvel's casting....but this would've been my Mandarin.

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